In the previous article, we had looked at what body contouring is and who it is meant for. In this part, we will continue to look at other aspects of the same procedure.
Let’s start with the main steps in the body contouring procedure:
It is imperative that a person talk to their regular physician before undergoing any body contouring procedures. If the person has undergone bariatric surgery, then getting a go ahead from them, would be just as important. Depending on which part of your body will be operated on, the procedure will change a little, however, most of the steps in the procedure are pretty much the same.
Moving onto the recovery process:
Once the sutures have been placed, dressings or bandages will be used to cover the incisions. In most cases, thin tubes have to be placed, because there tends to be a collection of fluid or excess blood and the tubes allow for the proper drainage. Your doctor will give you very specific instructions on how to take care of the surgical site and you will also be prescribed medications for faster healing. You will also be told when to meet your doctor for follow up visits. Your doctor might also ask you to avoid bending down, lifting very heavy weights or physically straining yourself for a few weeks. It will be important that you not strain any of the sutures and take your medications on time, to avoid any possible infections. In order to avoid clots in your legs, it will be important for you to start walking around, as soon as your doctor approves and ensure that there are plenty of fluids in your daily diet.
This is how the results will start to become visible:
When the weight loss is aggressive, the body contouring will be visible almost immediately, but for the final results to become truly obvious, you might have to wait for up to a year or more. However, you have to be aware of the fact that the scars will be visible and while they might fade a little, they will never disappear. The effects of the body contouring will be visible for a really long time, provided you are willing to ensure a healthy lifestyle, moving forward, which will include diet as well as exercise. With age, there will be a loss of firmness, but that is completely natural.
There are some risks and complications associated with body contouring:
It is of utmost importance that you talk to your doctor about all these things, before you sign on any dotted lines.